Common concerns with fracking operations include: leaching methane emissions, environmental contaminants, freshwater use and an increase in earthquakes caused by fluid injections.
Expanding the unconventional gas industry in BC will dramatically increase greenhouse gas emissions, and offering the "cleanest LNG in the world" would take meaningful effort.
Although LNG carriers have a good safety record and gas would evaporate, there are still significant social and community-impacts to consider before opening the northwest coast to LNG carriers.
Petronas proposes to locate their Pacific Northwest LNG facility in the Skeena Estuary, an area that is critical habitat for Skeena salmon surival.
The cumulative impacts of infrastructure development would significantly disrupt local habitat and wildlife. The various proposed pipeline routes would leave widespread impacts on the land.
Expanding the gas industry in BC would require increased pipelines, roads, and infrastructure. This development would disturb previously-untouched areas of the province and disrupt local wildlife.